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More Violence In Venezuela After President Calls For New Constitution

Anti-government demonstrators clashed with police after Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro announced his plans to write a new constitution.
Posted at 7:57 PM, May 03, 2017

Anti-government marches in Venezuela devolved into violent clashes between police and protesters once again.

Opposition leaders documented the marches on social media, capturing police using tear gas and protesters throwing Molotov cocktails.

And the vice president of Venezuela's legislature was reportedly injured in the clashes.

The opposition is fighting President Nicolás Maduro over the fate of the country's constitution. Maduro has announced plans to form a new legislative assembly and rewrite the constitution.

The opposition calls the move a blatant power grab, similar to a retracted attempt to dissolve the country's legislature earlier last month.

Venezuela's worsening economic crisis has sparked widespread protests in recent weeks. At least 33 people have been killed in the unrest since early April.